Man molests, kills stepson in Chakwal
CHAKWAL: A man allegedly killed his stepson after molesting him here on Sunday, police and health officials told Dawn.
According to the police, Yaqub, a resident of Dera Ghazi Khan, was staying in Pak Continental Hotel on Talagang Road along with his ‘wife’ Saiqa and two children, three-year-old Samran Ali and two-year-old Sara.
Saiqa, a resident of Chakwal, had been living with Yaqub for the last few months in hotels. She had left her first husband Sajid Mehmood.
Yaqub allegedly strangled Samran Ali to death after molesting him on Monday at 12 noon.
After committing the crime, he brought the child to the District Headquarters Hospital and left him on a bed in the morgue.
The DHQ hospital administration was busy with their routine duty and did not notice when the man left the boy’s body there.
After some time the hospital’s medical staff came to know about the body lying in the morgue.
An official of DHQ hospital told Dawn initial investigations revealed that the child was first molested and then strangled.
He said nobody came to the hospital to collect the body, however, after four hours of hectic efforts Saddar police solved the case and managed to arrest Yaqub and Saiqa.
“We have arrested Yaqub, and Saiqa, the mother of the child,” District Police Officer (DPO) Syed Ali Mohsin told Dawn.
The DPO said Yaqub had confessed to committing the crime.